Re: [gardeners] Have you grown these?

David G. Smith (
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 05:44:51 -0500

>I tried growing epazote once.  Got seed from Johnny's and I direct 
>seeded it into the garden.  None of them germinated.  I seem to 
>recall someone saying that epazote seed have poor germination 
>rates but my memory is not what it once was.  Any comments or 
>suggestions about what I did wrong/the seed/germination of 
>epazote seed?  (BTW, how is epazote pronounced?)

On the "Two Hot Tamales" show on FoodTV they say "ep-a-ZOH-tay".

>Does anyone know a source for kari AKA curry -- the large-leaved 
>herb used in some Indian dishes (not the narrow leaf stuff that 
>occasionally goes by the same name)?  Anyone know the 
>botanical name of the same?  Does anyone know of a source for 
>some of the more unusual Indian veggies and spices?  Seems like 
>sources for Far Eastern veggies and herbs are everywhere but I 
>haven't found any good sources for Indian produce.

Have you looked at the Redwwod City Seed Company, at  They've got some unusual items.